WILLOW (Salix alba)
Bark of tree used as painkiller. Considered analgesic. Alterative. Reduces fever. Astringent. Nervine. Sedative. Easy on stomach. Antiseptic. Contains salicin. Useful for pain associated with inflammation such as arthritis, rheumatism, fibromyalgia, and repetitive strain injuries.
Key Uses: Pain. Inflammation. Fever.
WILD YAM ROOT (Dioscorea villosa)
Promotes glandular balance. Used to treat dysmenorrhea, ovarian neuralgia, cramps, after pains, pre-menstrual syndrome, after pains. Contains hormonal precursors for progesterone and other cortical steroids. Anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic. Relieves intestinal colic. Soothes diverticulitis. Useful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Key Uses: arthritis, gas, womens problems, menopause, hormonal balance, pain due to arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
WORMWOOD (Artemisia absinthium)
Traditionally used for complaints of digestive system. Parasitic against intestinal worms. Reduces inflammation. Soothes irritated stomach. Soothes the nervous system. Promotes menstruation. Reduces fevers. Stimulates sweating. Used as poultice to heal bruises. Generally used in conjunction with other herbs. Contains toxic components. Long term use or high doses not recommended. Not recommended for children.
Key Uses: Parasites.